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in for a second team on the martin luther king junior holiday. and leaned on the words of king and abraham lincoln. >> blood drawn by sword. we learn no union founded on the principle of liberty and equality could survive half slave and half free. >> casting nims the mold of the great civil rights leaders he avowed action on series of issue from climate change to immigration reform. became the first president to use the word "gay" in an inaugural address. >> our journey is not complete until our wives, mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to the efforts. our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> debt and deficit front and center he offered a vigorous defense of entitlement programs. >> we must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of healthcare and size of the deficit. we reject that they must choose between caring that built the country. >> like every president since fdr, mr. obama started his day early, with a prayer service at st. john's church. before departing the white house for the longest motorcades known to ma
a couple questions? >> originally the conception of the book is reading about martin luther and how he wrote his manifesto and it basically challenged the catholic church and originally that was the thought of the book, but of course nobody wants to hear a black eye right about martin luther in the 1600s, so it morphed into just a look at how comedically i've been in every part of this country and i don't think there's a state i haven't been to. i think i've noticed a palpable change in not only just as a culture, but even interacting interpol truly, the thing we expect as i remember when i was growing up, and others to save the world doesn't go you anything and now we have children who believe they are entitled. i think we all feel like that to a greater or lesser degree. vicious not the place we grew up regardless of the challenges we all face. i think there's a certain sense of pride. like my father swept plains and worked at a steel mill, but he was proud to do this job and he's still that man. i hope to instill that in my children. but we come from a nation of people who came from
is live here in d.c. tonight. also the day the nation honors dr. martin luther king jr. and the president said he really drew inspiration from dr. king and abraham lincoln for today's speech, ed. >> that's right, shep. you heard the president citing both of them, talking a lot about civil rights and really casting himself as someone who wants to carry on their civil rights legacies. i think the broadered message of that what it means in the current political environment is he made very clear that he just didn't win the last election. he believes he has a mandate. he believes he is going to be very aggressive in the days ahead. he was talking about taking action on climate change, immigration reform and at a time when everyone in washington is talking about debt and deficits. he also gave a very rigorous defense of entitlement spending, take a listen. >> the commitments we make to each other through medicare and medicaid security, these things do not sap our initiative. they strengthen us. [ applause ] they do not make us a nation of takers. they free us to take the risks that make this co
't believe that now there's a monument to martin luther king on the mall. and that an african-american president is being -- is being elected and for her, she said the most humble tone, these were dreams that were dangerous to even articulate when i was growing up and now i'm seeing america in that way. this is the beauty of this day. you have the president being inaugurated at a time that coincides with martin luther king's birthday. and it's a good reminder that as tough as things seem, bob, as difficult and challenging of a moment we should in american history, this idea that we are a country that is constantly evolving and changing and the president has a chance to make some incredible history now. immigration reform i think is going to be strong. i think he can find a note of unity on gun safety. here you have a nation where over 80% of gun owners believe in things like universal background checks and closing secondary markets. this gives the president the arc of the moral universe and bending it to justice and showing that this country is strong at the core. >> mr. mayor
inauguration parade and the speech. it happens to be on a federal holiday, martin luther king day and now we're getting a lot of sbim mags that the president is going to have his hand on martin luther king's bible. he's doing the whole weekend before the inaugural, it's all about martin luther king in service. and med gar evers widow is doing the convocation before the inaugural speech. so it's a big martin luther king day. he'll be our second president as of sunday. second term. >> i understand you met with president obama recently? >> a group of historians including doris, we meet periodically, a few times now at the white house and have what we call a historians dinner and talk to president obama. they're off the record, but i think it's fair to say he likes talking about presidential history and likes hearing about abraham lincoln. he's from illinois and really cares about lincoln. he's aware of lincoln's famous second inaugural. but also theodore roosevelt, dwight eisenhower, ronald reagan. i look at it more as a form of relaxation for the president when we get to meet him. he gets to c
march on washington, a prominent historian and editor of martin luther king jr.'s papers, part of three days of booktv this weekend, monday, featuring authors and books on the inauguration, president obama and martin luther king jr.. >> last week booktv attended the key west literary seminar in florida. today from noon to 3:00 eastern we bring several of their talks and panels from the event. paul hendrickson, robert richardson, jeff gawker, and many more present and discuss their books. next, cynthia helms, widow of richard helms, recounts her life. she drug in england and served in world war ii, calls for introduction to the world of secret intelligence via her husband, the internal politics of the cia and the couple's time spent in tehran as richard helms served as american ambassador prior to the iranian revolution. this is about an hour. [applause] [applause] >> thank you. very kind of you, nice event you allowed us to have here. i am most grateful to you and i thank you for coming. cynthia is quite right. five years -- if you knew richard helms you didn't dare argue what was in th
before martin luther king jr. day and after newtown, uma. >> sounds like a lot of folks are out there and it is quite loud. >> thank you very much. >> critics in congress worry about the second amendment rights and said the white house proposal will not stop gun violence. the house judd committee will look at whether the president's executive orders are constitutional. joining us is a member of that communitiee. congressman gouty. thank you for joining us. >> thank you and good morning from south carolina. >> hello to south carolina. do you think there are specific concerns in the proposal that infringe and challenge the constitution? there are two proposals. the executive orders will be analyzed. i am not a huge fan much executive order and i am not. when there is it a republican president or democrat president. i analyzed executive orders and some of them, for instance call are on the fbi to enforce law. why didn't you have already done that. and why did it take newtown to ask them to enforce the law. others with mental health may make people feel better. but the reality is th
, martin luther king jr. we will pause to remember dr. king's birthday and i'd like to bring in andrew young the third, former civil rights leader and ambassador andrew young. good to see you, sir. >> hey, craig, how are you doing? >> great. your father is a long time friend and confidant of reverend king. what have you learned from your father, and also, his generation as well? >> you know, i think that it is very important that we as americans today give each other a faith-saving way out, and that is one thing that my father was adamant about throughout his life is that when you have an opponent and have indifferences about a subject, that you give your opponent a way out. to keep his dignity and that is how you create change, and that is what dr. king and my father and dr. lowrie and others did during the civil rights movement when they were fighting bigotry. and unfortunately, that is what the president obama is going to to have to learn to do with the go gop. >> what are your thoughts as we get ready to see president obama sworn in for a second time tomorrow? >> i think that it's
worship at historic black church to pay only an to martin luther king and today he will use two bibles, one used by king and one by abraham lincoln. >> their actions and the movement they represented are the only reason that it is possible for me to be inaugurated. >> martin luther king day is dome and the president see as connection to him being on the podium and the sack credit files of dr. king and many others. he will talk about that tonight in a reception here in washington at 8:45 p.m. eastern. >> thank you, ed henry for all of those who did not know my reference at the top of the show was to the football game that was ongoing at the time. congratulations to the 49ers who are headed to the super bowl. for those who were watching the game who may just be joining us, welcome aboard to the special "special report." one lasting element of a president is the effect on the supreme court. so far, president obama has put two justices on high court, both women, both considered progressives, left of center, and tonight, we look at what is ahead. >> in the event there is a vacancy the presi
. it happens to be the day the nation observes dr. martin luther king junior day. it will resinate with special added meaning and significance as president owe bhaum is swo-- is sworn in. >>> out of egypt the cairo court is ordering a retrial of former egyptian president mubarek. he is convicted of the up rising and sentenced to life in prison. we have more on that. >>> there were celebrations aof joy today as the judge issued that order for a new trial as mubarek supporters shouted out long live justice. former egyptian president mubarek and top five domestic spy chiefs were convicted last june of failing to prevent the killings of hundreds of protestors who were taking part in the protests. the conviction was overturned as defense attorneys argued mubarak didn't know about the killings. no date has been set for a retrial several others will be on part of that trial who were awe quitted in the previous trials. going forward mubarak will be pending a review. he's facing other corruption charges. it is likely he will stay in jail for the significant and foreseeable future. mubarak was reportedly
bible by dr. martin luther king, jr. the people listening to the people's inaugural speech that closed his eyes, they may have thought they were listening to the late preacher. >> we freedom is a gift from god, it must be secured by people here on earth. >> reporter: now, he says, it is this generation's path to complete the journey they began. >> president obama: our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. for if we are truly created equal, than surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> reporter: gay marriage, equal pay for women, and immigration reform, climate change, voting laws, and a strong social safety net, the president used highs inaugural address to lay out his values, his dreams for the next four years. some were affirmed in the closing prayer. >> we will see we are created in your image, whether brown, black, or white, male or female, first generation immigrant american or daughter of the american revolution, gay or straight, rich or poor. ♪ o say does that "star-spangled banner", yet
so close to martin luther king jr. day and in the shadow of newtown, connecticut, harris. >> katherine reporting for us tonight. the drama in waington on a different issue. the nation's debt. we hit the ceiling and the government is using accounting tricks to pay the bills and top republican leaderships say they may vote in favor of a three month extension without requirements to cut government spending that. is according to eric cantor who said the vote could happen next week. it would mark a hudge about face for congressional republicans who said our government is addicted to spending . we turn to our new polling and show you most americans believe we have a spending problem. a whopping 83 percent said that government spending is out of control. compared to 62 percent in 2009 . majority of you scene percent favor raising the debt ceiling but the increase must be tied to major spending cuts. only 23 percent think it should be raised with no strings attached. that is what the republicans are considering. stay withs numbers just a moment now. we want to show you president
that matters -- >> president obama begins his second term publicly and on martin luther king day. >> be loving and be strong. don't give in and don't give up. >> -- on "cbs this morning." >> his inauguration committee is receiving fewer donations than in 2009. it will feature fewer inaugural balls, a shorter parade andce from the black eyed peas. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." our home for today is the national mall. this is just the start of what will be a busy day and night for president obama. >> that's right. and we begin this morning with a look at the timeline for the main events we'll see over the next few hours. president obama's first public appearance comes at 8:45 eastern time when he attends a service at st. john's episcopal church. at 10:45 he begins his journey from the white house to the capitol. the ceremony itself kicks off at 11:30 with the president taking the oath of office at 11:55. his inaugural address begins at noon followed by a luncheon in the capitol around 1:00 p.m. and then everybody heads out again for
have been dr. martin luther king jr.'s 84th birthday. a wreath is laid in observance. leaders used the message of nonviolence to press for tighting gun control. >> today's actually the 84th birthday of the reverend dr. martin luther king jr. i don't know about you but i miss his words on days like today. >> we stand before you an we stand alongside one another as we make our solemn pledge to be faithful as we was faithful so that we may by your spirit lead your people on the path of peace. art and completely reimagined it? ...with best-in-class combined mpg... and more interior room than corolla and civic? ...and a technology suite with bluetooth, navigation and other handy stuff? yeah, that would be cool. introducing the all-new nissan sentra. it's our most innovative sentra ever. nissan. innovation that excites. now get a $169-per-month lease on a 2013 nissan sentra. ♪ humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. at liberty mutual insurance, we understand. that's why our auto policies come with accident forgiveness if you
a confederate general on martin luther king day. this is what we're dealing with. republicans still don't get it. this morning npr interviewed a gop official in texas who had this reaction to the inauguration. >> we never saw a birth certificate. we never met any of the professors who went to school with our president. >> the president's been inaugurated twice, but republicans are still sticking to this garbage. that's why the president was so tough in his address. he knows he'll need to fight past obstruction and ugliness and dirty tricks. that's why he said we the people. we must continue to fight. we had a great day yesterday. it was celebratory, but the celebration must lead to our further determination to fight until the battle for equality and fairness is won. not a good round or two. not a great celebration. but a victory for all of the american people. if you think i'm wrong, think about what they did in virginia. think about stonewall jackson on martin luther king day. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> obama land. let's play "hardball." ♪ ♪ >>> o
protesters think about martin luther king who engaged in a lot of activities across the line of the law. he was never convicted of one felony. he was charged of two, and an all white journey exonerated him on both. here is a kid who literally was harming nobody who was going to be charged with 13 felonies and they would not go away until he admitted guilt of 13 felonies. so that's the kind of extremism that i think many people are wondering about now. >> jennifer: they are charging him under this computer fraud and abuse act which is 29 years old, and the technology has evolved so much and this issue of intellectual property, how do you carve this? >> yeah, the design of the law originally was we'll trust the prosecutors to make the distinction, and i think this case shows maybe we can't. the kind of changes that are being proposed are changes that make it merely because you don't do what the contract with the -- with the online service provider says, you haven't committed a felony. there are courts where the government insists if you don't do exactly what the onl
church to pay homage to dr. martin luther king jr. he decided to use two bibles one of kings the other of abraham lincoln. >> it is only because of them it is possible for me to be inaugurated. >> aids say the president has been saying in private in recent days that when he is on the podium tomorrow he will be thinking about the sacrifices of dr. king president lincoln and many others that have gotten him to this point. >> ed, thank you. >> chief political correspondent charles cameron talk about what the people who do come can expect. >> the u.s. capital stage is set and preparations are being finalized by president obama's second inaugural address a ceremonial formality since he took the oath today and it is far more subdued given many of the challenges forciacing the nation. >> second inaugurals are smaller. we are providing opportunity if you are saying at home in your home community. >> four years ago an estimat estimated -- crowd estimates lowered from 5 to 7,000. unlike four years ago when there were 10 inaugural ball including hawaii ball, west coast ball, in differen differenc
. >> all right. peter alexander, and we're reminded, of course, tomorrow also the observance of martin luther king holiday. and so barack obama officially begins his second term as president of the united states. a ceremony to be repeated tomorrow as we said for the public in front of the u.s. capitol. it is supposed to be partly cloudy tomorrow with a high temperature of around 40 degrees. so not quite as pleasant as it is today. we'll have full coverage of today's events and look ahead to tomorrow's celebrations tonight on the "nbc nightly news." and then, of course, tomorrow morning, the full crew from the "today" show will be here. i i wiwill be joining brian wils for full coverage. our broadcast starts tomorrow at 10:00 eastern time. for now, i'm lester holt in washington. have a good afternoon, everyone. >>> when will they take your job? m.i.t.'s andrew mcafee, leah busque and doug leeds. this week on "press: here." >> good morning, everyone. the number of manufacturing jobs here in the united states has been in a freefall for quite some time. politicians tut-tut, unions scream a
on this very special monday, celebrating president obama's inauguration this martin luther king jr. holiday. coming up a live picture of the capitol as the president prepares to lay out his second term agenda before america and the world as hundreds of thousands pour into the frigid capitol for the festivities. >>> we'll also have late breaking details on a developing situation out of kabul surrounding three suicide bombers. >>> the latest on legendary newswoman barbara walters' hospitalization. >>> super bowl xlvii pits brother versus brother. >>> and a bizarre scene of man versus shark. "early today" starts right now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> very good morning to you. nice to see you. i'm veronica de la cruz. in just a few hours, president obama will take the oath of office for the second time in 24 hours before laying out his agenda for the next four years. just before noon on sunday, supreme court chief just john roberts administered tat
section of history. martin luther king day. he invited me as president of the national action, presidents of the urban league and president of naacp, all these events and martin luther king's son. it was his way of recognizes dr. king's birthday and commitment to that agenda. we were at the church service and the agenda i don't think i've seen a president do for civil rights leaders and later on had a private reception at the white house. >> how was his mood? >> very upbeat and hopeful. i think his speech was about him setting a tone for where he saw the rest of the century going. i don't think it was about four years for him. he's giving a vision. he thinks in terms, when he talks to us, about kennedy talking about the new frontier or johnson about the great society. i don't think everything he addressed yesterday was about everything he wanted to legislate, about where he sees the country going, his vision. >> an eye towards history. >> i think that's how he saw the inaugural address and he effectively did it. i think his specific of the next four years is the state of the union and his
inauguration of president barack obama, and the honoring of dr. martin luther king. in his speech president obama said something potent and powerful, and that is that freedom is a gift from god, but it is one that is not self-executing. i know that a gentleman that i know very well, dr. reverend samuel smith of the mount hall baptist church knows about fighting for freedom. today i rise to again affirm roe v. wade, that speaks about individual freedom. and to indicate that even as we discuss budget talk and the debt ceiling we must recognize the freedom of the vulnerable to be safe and secure, to be without -- to be having the support to be able to have food and clothing and a home. that is freedom as well, my friends. so we debate the questions of the debt ceiling and whether we have a budget. let us be reminded that freedom is a gift of god and that it should not be denied to those who are most vulnerable, those who are the speak, those who cannot stand for themselves answer the president made it very clear that freedom is not to the powerful, it is for all of us. we all are created equal
, the nation will celebrate the inauguration of martin luther king's birthday. monday also marks 2.5 year anniversary of the enactment of the dodd-frank act. to commemorate the occasion, i would like to take a few moments to talk about the act, specifically with this allocation of resources and opportunity cost that have arisen from the many false assumptions underlying the act. and how they continue to impact the commission's everyday efforts to carry out its mission to protect investors and maintaining fair quarterly and efficient markets and you can say this about the dodd-frank act. it is a perfect example of not letting it good practice for weeks. indeed, the act is a model of a new paradigm of legislation. the core concept in this case, regulatory reform, overwhelmed of wish list items. what continues to amaze me that the act is not only what it covers in its many pages, but the crucial regulatory issues. the juxtaposition of the two is daunting. it talks about the full disclosure rules from the congo mineral harvest. it can be a ticking timebomb of senate race. that leaves the refo
been dr. martin luther king's 84th birthday. the nation will formally celebrate the life and legacy of the civil rights leader on monday. several service-day events are planned. he was assassination nateed -- assassinated at the age of 39. >>> tonight,'s megamillions drawing is estimated at $62 million. on friday, someone matched all five numbers, minus the meganumber, giving them a $250,000 payday. >> not bad. >> no. >>> bizarre story at 7:50. 18 human heads intercepted at an airport. why this may not be a case of foul play. >>> plus a funeral will be held today for reddit co-founder aaron swartz. >>> investigators have in chicago want to know if a shipment of 18 humane heads are legitimate. authorities say they were sent from outside the u.s. and they appear to be medical samples. but they've now been sent to the medical examiner for inspection. >>> 7:53. today, nurses at santa rosa hospital plan to strike for a second day. it's their third walkout in four months. the nurses are striking over staffing levels, wages and contributions to their health care plans. yesterday, nurses jo
of the reverend martin luther king and jesse jackson and the reverend ralf david abernathy etc., etc., etc.. the religious right was provoked into politics. the tradition among many protestants was political quietism. in the supreme court decided that the constitution required that there would be an excursion of religion from the public square in the removal of prayer from schools, deeply offended a great number of americans and then 40 years ago next month with roe v wade, they delivered the final publication that to deliver a great many people into politics for the legitimate political purpose of trying to save as they thought the american culture to read a great many people work themselves up into what i must call a synthetic frenzied about the threat of theocracy. anyone with the slightest in the supreme court ruling on the establishment clause down to the point at which it becomes a matter of major litigation to have a crush on the post office lawn knows that we are so far from any possible menaced of religious orthodoxy in this country to just try to have a prayer at a high school fo
inauguration and one used by martin luther king. there you have it, a shot of the blue room, aptly named. >> this is a look inside the white house with chief justice john roberts. let's listen in to the white house for swearing-in of president barack obama. >> please, raise yush right hand and repeat after me, i barack, husays obama do solemnly swear hay will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect and defend... the constitution of the united states. so help you god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you mr. chief justice. thank you so much. [applause] >> thank you. >> i did it. all right. thank you, everybody. >> and with that, president obam has started his second term. it's amazing to watch. you saw the president enter the second term, the 44th president of the united states with a swearing-in by the chief justice and megyn kelley. >> i owe wallace a quarter. >> he did use the notes. >> he missed it up the first time -- do you think -- >> he's had four years to study up on it. >>
. gandhi and martin luther king jr. not political leaders. >> thank you both for joining us. we'll be right back. [ female announcer ] your smile. like other precious things that start off white, it yellows over time. fact is, when it comes to your smile, if you're not whitening, you're yellowing. crest 3d white whitestrips go below the enamel surface to whiten as well as $500 professional treatments, at a fraction of the cost. guaranteed, or your money back. crest. life opens up when you do. want a whiter smile today? try 2 hour express whitestrips. >> hello, everyone, welcome to a brand new hour inside america's news headquarters. >> topping the news, top lawmakers who will decide the fate of your gun rights speaking out today getting ready for the most sweeping gun control fight ever to come to washington. >>heather: new key office in egypt as the president takes to the airwaves to diffuse anger on the street. >>gregg: some of the most popular drugs on the market to treat hyperactive kids are leading to record numbers of emergency room visits. >> we begin with growing concerns over the f
. that is race in america. a few days ago, president barack obama put its hand on the lincoln and martin luther king bible and took the oath of office almost 150 years since the emancipation population went into effect. he talked about the country's historic and continuing march for greater freedom. we at the "washington monthly" found it appropriate to devote the subjects to the conditions of minorities in america today. president obama as measured by his november vote totals retained the support of the americans of color, neither he nor the country have talked about much of race. he mentioned race fewer times in his first two years than any democrat resident since 1961. when he did talk about race, it often provoked a fierce backlash as when he said last year that if he had a son, he would look like trayvon martin, the young man who was killed tragedy in florida. tremendous backlash to that. he went silent on that issue. there has been generally a politically imposed code of silence around this residence and around the country, making it difficult for our nation to acknowledge and confront di
at the 2013 inauguration with martin luther king's traveling bible used for his speeches and sermons as well as the lincoln bible from the library of congress. that has been around since the 1950s for the official swearing in. that is sunday the 20th. we are all looking forward to that. my understanding is that is new, on sunday. >> sunday is the official swearing, very private low key. but the big one, monday the january 21st on the steps of the u.s. capitol. >> for those of us in the news business, it's very exciting and thrilling because we get to do it twice. >> i'll be working sunday and monday. happy to do so. love these historic moments. >>> so what happens in afghanistan after all u.s. troops leave? just ahead, i'll speak with the former u.s. commander, stanley mcchrystal. he's here in the situation room. room." he's here in "the situation is . we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day after day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer
and one that belonged to martin luther king jr. it takes place on the holiday honoring the reverend king. after the symbolism, the ceremonies, celebrations and of course the president beginning a second term facing some challenges from the first four years. joining us, atlanta's mayor talking about what's ahead. you are one of the insiders now. anything, you put in the time, the work, were you in iowa, across the country. anything that you learned about the president that surprised you? >> that surprised me? no. he was as tough as i thought, and i think that -- i think he was going to do what was necessary to win, and i think that he wants to be president. very much. i think he loves being president. >> what gives you that impression? >> because i know how tough this campaign was, and i know that there were moments in the campaign where if he did not really want this job, he could have fallen apart, and he was central to holding the campaign together during very tough times. >> looking forward, what do you think one of the things is that he is going to really have to excel in? because th
true. i mean, we all are created equally. but my question for mr. obama is he swore, he used martin luther king's traveling bible, and he swore on lincoln's bible also. correct? host: that is what i heard. caller: my question to you is, did he read either of those two blocks and comprehend what he wrote? when he said that everybody should have a chance, why is he abortion? give that child a chance. am i correct? host: what does that mean it to you? caller: let's get rid of abortion. the gaze he spoke about, he did not comprehend what he read in the bible. maybe he needs help in that area. and every man is equal. let's give these children who are aborted, let's no longer let it go on. let's give them a chance. correct? host: ok, patricia. we will go to mary and next. caller: i thought he did a great speech yesterday. i think what a lot of people are missing the point on was he was not just talking about his next four years. he was talking about a long-term vision, such as we are going to have to address climate change. he was also talking about things that are in our way now that if
. we're watching the dow, off a little bit.we're closed for tg yesterday because of martin luther king day but on friday we, well we were at 13,640, 650, something like that on friday. we're right about that right now. it is earnings season so a lot of these companies will tell us how they're doing and big numbers coming out later today from a lost american companies. we'll let you know what happened then. martha: they have been doing okay. bill: so far. martha: a lot of people in the economy don't feel okay but companies are making out fine with the earnings. meantime lawmakers on capitol hill getting back to the business of the nation and spending. >> we need to solve these problems. it reminds me of the old jimmy buffet song, if the phone doesn't ring it must be me. like waiting for the senate to pass a budget. martha: what the president's call will mean for future budgets and taxes. the sea change we could be seeing now from the reagan years. >> we must take further steps to permanently control government's power to tax-and-spend. we must act now to protect future generations from
of america. millions of people signed up, volunteered and made a difference. dr. martin luther king jr. would have been proud that we used his birthday weekend not just to party and celebrate, but to remember what he called us often to do and that, ladies and gentlemen s to serve. and to answer the call. and, yes, i want to thank the dnc staff and others who worked throughout the christmas and throughout the holidays to insure that we also had a good time as well. [applause] and so my, my only thing, i was working yesterday. you want me to shut up, debbie? was, you know, i -- because, you know, i can talk all day because i'm baptist every day but catholic on sunday. the most remarkable thing about the president's speech was how inclusive it was, the fact that the president of the united states of america talked about us, the people of america. and he affirmed yesterday what our framers have placed in the constitution, that we are equal in the eyes of god. and yet some of my fellow pundits add some problems when he mentioned seneca and selma and, of course, they had some issues. i wanted to fi
web stories, on last night's "snl" the ghost of martin luther king, jr. appeared in the white house to congratulation president obama on inauguration day. he begged him for his thoughts on politics but the only thing dr. king wanted to talk about was beyonce and the first lady. >> that girl beyonce, did you see her out there? because i was like what? >> dr. king, can we discuss more important issues? there are very real changes facing this nation. >> speaking of change, what's up with michelle's bangs? >> i'm sorry? >> her bangs! what is she, guest starring on a new girl? when she finally gets those bangs cut, she's going to be like i can see at last. thank god almighty, i can see at last. >> dr. king, dr. king. >> relax, i'm jokin' around. come on. ♪ ♪ we're lucky, it's not every day you find a companion as loyal as a subaru. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. ...tax time can ofbe...well...taxing. so right now we'll give you... ...$10 off any turbo tax deluxe level software or higher! find thousands of big deals now... ...at officemax. [ breathes deeply, wind blows ] [ m
half under that number will show up. inauguration is also the martin luther king day holiday and they hope people will attend. if the smaller crowd projections turn out to be correct, organizers say this will still be the fourth largest inauguration in u.s. history but even the most optimistic planners say its will be a far cry from the financial bonanza of four years ago. >> if i owned a restaurant, i'd want it to look like the numbers in 2009. folks are a little antsy. >> reporter: we called 25 hotels to see how their reservations were. 15 still have rooms available. four years ago every hotel within miles of washington were solidly booked. charlie, norah and gayle a little bit of news. politico is reporting that beyonce will sing the "national anthem" at the inauguration. >> that's good. >> heard that. >> she's also performing at the super bowl. >> goodyear for beyonce. >> and will be at the inauguration. >> broadcasting live. a double dose of beyonce. >>> in texas the issue isn't heat. it's rain. there's too much of it raising the potential for floodi
friday night on martin luther king holiday weekend, we would sigh a crowd getting off at this station. >> we had 28 reservations into the station tomorrow night. >> 28? >> correct. >> all those people can fit on one bus. >> they could, but that's not their choice. it's rail. >> even more money from u.s. taxpayers for high speed rail. in reality that is making slow speed rail a little faster. cnn, essex junction, vermont. >> that's business here in washington. gatorade about to make a change in the flavors after a teenager uncovered an ingredient that is also used to prevent fires. we have details. [ thunder crashes ] [ female announcer ] some people like to pretend a flood could never happen to them. and that their homeowners insurance protects them. [ thunder crashes ] it doesn't. stop pretending. only flood insurance covers floods. ♪ visit floodsmart.gov/pretend to learn your risk. then you're going to love this. right now they're only $14.95! wow-a grt deal just got a whole lot better. hurry. $14.95 won't last. . >>> gatorade is about to make a change in its popular sports drink
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